Dear Marriage Supporter,
Last week, the AP wrote an article (not picked up by most major news outlets, of course) about Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's speech at the dedication of a federal courthouse library in Sacramento, CA being named in his honor.
In it, he said that major policies in a democracy should not depend "on what nine unelected people from a narrow legal background have to say."
I cannot emphasize enough how incredibly good this news is!
Proposition 8 and DOMA will be up for review in cases at the Supreme Court in just a couple of weeks. And NOM, along with our coalition of partners, will be there with marriage supporters from all across the country — marching outside the courthouse to reinforce the idea that the American people have something to say about marriage... that marriage is between one man and one woman because children have a right to a mother and a father!
But we need your help to give proper voice to the grassroots body of citizens and voters who agree with you and me on this issue. Please click here to make a donation of $35, $50, $100 or even $500 right away to help NOM organize the grassroots and turn them out to March for Marriage!
And, thanks to our generous donor, every dollar you give will be matched dollar-for-dollar!
Our most pressing need is to provide the logistical support that so many financially struggling churches desperately need to enable their congregations — many of them predominantly African-American and Latino — the chance to exercise their fundamental right to participate in the democratic process.
For a gift of $20, you and I can help enable one out-of-town marriage supporter to attend the March.
For $40, we can subsidize two additional marchers.
And for $100, we can bring 5 marchers to Washington who otherwise couldn't afford to come!
In the past two weeks we have been overwhelmed with requests from volunteers hoping to organize and activate their local communities to attend the March.
But they need our help!
Just because someone is not blessed with the means doesn't mean they shouldn't have a voice just like everyone else.
Marriage is at a pivotal time. You and I need to put everything we have into defending it. We cannot afford to look back and wonder whether or not we did everything possible to ensure the most fundamental institution of society received the best defense possible... the defense it deserves.
Help us make sure everyone marriage supporter who wants to show up is able to do so.